Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Siskins

Just patches of refrozen snow on the ground. The pine siskins have shown up in the past two days. They seems to have either absorbed or displaced the redpolls--the two species are so similar that from a mid-distance it is hard to tell them apart There must be over a hundred birds on the flocks around the house, so I put out a goodly amount of seeds for them every morning.

The cats are most appreciative of the distraction during these quiet winter days, especially Frannie, who--being deaf--is more visually-oriented than the other cats. She spends hours on the window sills watching the activity outside.

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